Prior to DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY, the idea of different Final Fantasy heroes and villains squaring off against each other was usually only found in online discussions and fanfiction. Yet, despite a premise so blatantly rooted in fanservice, the RPG/fighting game hybrid was quite a treat to play, with gameplay mechanics both challenging and entertaining to master.
As such, one would expect Square Enix to refine and build on that which made the original game so great in the first place. Thankfully, this is indeed the case with the oddly named follow-up: DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY.
Serving as both a prequel to and an enhanced remake of the original, DISSIDIA 012 introduces a new set of characters to the conflict between Harmony and Discord, along with new game modes and gameplay mechanics that add a new spin on things. However, is012 a worthy successor, or does it pale in comparison to the original?